The Quest for Overburning

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#1

I’ve got a MSN C52 A2 (The 52x max) And I don’t have a DVDR (yet) and I need to burn some file of 700mb. So I know my burner can do overburing and I just baught 20 99mn 980mb discs. What do I do …

Do I have to install a new driver or does the driver it has already do overburning.

The driver I have is the one my XP OS installed by default which is
file ver 5.1.2600.1106 xpsp1.020828-1920
Driver date7/1/2001

I’ve already wasted 3 99min CD’s and trying not to waste any of these.

Also how do I need to set my Nero 6 for overburning

Please help !!!


#2

I just did an overburn and I found did it all on my own but I bet you guys would have helped me out if you would have been in time so thank anyway.


#3

Good going, now which of your drives can reliably READ a full-burned 99 - it’s not a certainty!

CDspeed transfer rate test, and some drive will lose the will to read at some point, dropping to pathetic speed for some time, and then erroring.


#4

Don’t know what you mean exactly or was that a joke


#5

He meant that not all drives can read a 99min CD.


#6

YEP! - Looking over many reviews at www.cdrinfo.com - it’s quite common for drives to fail to read a 90 or 99 to the end, or to only manage one of the two extended lengths - in some instances, even a drive which can write them!

I suspect that the over length CD capability is not being given much emphasis, with the rise in DVD usage


#7

Also, some drives will not read them full stop.

Yay, 1750 posts (sounds like time to celebrate)


#8

For instructions on how to burn a 99min disc you can have a look at this

http://www.medeainternational.com/downloads/specifications/cdr99icp.pdf